Applied Photochemistry

Applied Photochemistry


Author:
Giacomo Bergamini & Serena Silvi
Published in: Springer
Release Year: 2016
ISBN: 978-3-319-31671-0
Pages: 536
Edition: Volume 92
File Size: 29 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English



Description of Applied Photochemistry


The conversion of light energy into chemical fuels by artificial means is a challenging goal of modern science, of great potential impact on long-term energy and environmental problems. As such, Artificial Photosynthesis is one of the most active research areas in applied photochemistry. In this tutorial review, the basic ingredients of a biomimetic, supramolecular approach to Artificial Photosynthesis are outlined. First, a brief summary of the relevant structural-functional aspects of natural photosynthesis is provided, as a guide to plausible artificial architectures.
Then, candidate energy converting reactions are examined, focusing attention on water splitting. The main functional units of an artificial photosynthetic system are dealt with in some detail, namely, charge separation systems, light-harvesting antenna systems, water oxidation catalysts, and hydrogen evolving catalysts. For each type of system, design principles and mechanistic aspects are highlighted with specifically selected examples. Some attempts at integrating the various units into light-to-fuels converting devices are finally discussed. Throughout the review, the emphasis is on systems of molecular and supramolecular nature.

Content of Applied Photochemistry



1 Supramolecular Artificial Photosynthesis .................... 1
Mirco Natali and Franco Scandola
2 Solar Energy Conversion in Photoelectrochemical
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Stefano Caramori, Federico Ronconi, Roberto Argazzi,
Stefano Carli, Rita Boaretto, Eva Busatto, and
Carlo Alberto Bignozzi
3 Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs): Working Principles
and Device Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Umberto Giovanella, Mariacecilia Pasini, and Chiara Botta
4 Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Chia-Yu Cheng and Hai-Ching Su
5 Industrial Photochromism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Andrew D. Towns
6 Application of Visible and Solar Light in Organic
Synthesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Davide Ravelli, Stefano Protti, and Maurizio Fagnoni
7 Photochemical Reactions in Sunlit Surface Waters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Davide Vione
8 Photodynamic Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Barbara Krammer and Thomas Verwanger
9 Polymer Nanoparticles for Cancer Photodynamic
Therapy Combined with Nitric Oxide Photorelease
and Chemotherapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Fabiana Quaglia and Salvatore Sortino
10 Chemiluminescence in Biomedicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Mara Mirasoli, Massimo Guardigli, and Aldo Roda
11 Solar Filters: A Strategy of Photoprotection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
Susana Encinas Perea
12 Luminescent Chemosensors: From Molecules to
Nanostructures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
Nelsi Zaccheroni, Francesco Palomba, and Enrico Rampazzo
13 Photochemistry for Cultural Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499
Maria Jo~ao Melo, Joana Lia Ferreira, Anto ́nio Jorge Parola,
and Jo~ao Se ́rgio Seixas de Melo
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531
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